Surat MPHS Auxiliary Fete Does the Job.

Surat MPHS Auxiliary members – from left – Racheal Paravicini, Faye Paterson and Lenore Gray – at the auxiliary’s stall at the fete.

This months’ Fete at the Surat Multipurpose Health Service has helped raise funds towards the cost of a state-of-the art reading magnification machine.

Surat MPHS Director of Nursing Skye Williams says the fete on 11 March had been organised by the hospital auxiliary to raise its share of the cost of the reading machine.

The $7000 machine is being funded by the auxiliary and the Maranoa Regional Council through its Community Grants Programme.

Ms Williams says it has been a mighty effort on the part of the local community.

“More than 200 people attended the fete. I’d like to thank the Surat auxiliary, Surat hospital staff, Maranoa Regional Council and all the volunteers who helped make the night a reality.”

She thanked sponsors: M&M Johnstone Transport, Sunshine Mitre 10, Surat Post &
News, Western Wholesalers, Surat Butchery, Wagon Wheel Café, Joanna Weinert, New Royal Hotel, T.Nielsen, The Pantry, Sandy & Hope Ferguson, Nell Watson and Onsite Rental Group Roma.

“Thanks also to Wendy McAlpine for organizing the band for the night. Everyone is talking about them. And huge thank you to the Maranoa Regional Council for the community grant”

THE READING Magnification machine, MS Williams says will make a huge difference to many lives.

“It’s a great machine and I’d like to thank both the Surat Auxiliary and the Maranoa Regional Council for their generosity in funding this for our aged care residents and other community members who might benefit from its use.”